Transforming Individuals, Revitalizing Communities
What Does Our Name Mean?
Instar is a term applied to a developmental stage of an insect or an individual. Somewhere between infancy and that nebulous state of self-actualization, we are all instars waiting to become all we can be. As parents and educators, we watch the unfolding of the special people in our lives and in our classrooms. Sometimes we forget that we molt many times in our lifetimes. We reach one goal and reach out for the next, bringing us closer and closer to what we always wanted to be.
Learning reflects what we do. We offer interactive workshops in creative problem solving (CPS) and a variety of academic sessions that positively affect older adults. Today’s seniors face a world of immense challenges; therefore, we strive to foster their ability to solve problems while encouraging optimism and instilling confidence.
Alliance is our collaborative coalition. It stands for the partnerships Instar builds with our program participants, senior centers and residences, as well as local organizations and educational institutions—all working together to address challenges affecting older adults in our communities.